I was lucky at Empty Spools to visit the classroom of Susan Carlson...you all know her work, she is amazing. Her collaged fabric quilts are fabulous...just think "pink rhinoceros" and you know who I mean!
Watching her students working and collaging their fabrics made me wonder why I couldn't adapt the method to crazy quilting. Experimental crazy quilting....
Why not just adhere my scraps onto foundation with a little bit of glue?
These scraps are the little precious bits from my Moon over Hood project that I could not throw away.
This was obviously quite fast.
The real experiment was to find out how adding machine embroidery on the seams--in crazy quilt fashion--would look, and how well it would secure the edges of the fabrics.
I used Aurofil machine threads in a size #12, and some of the built in stitches on my old Pfaff machine....nothing fancy.
For a quick project using your precious scraps, this is pretty darn fun. Try it, you'll like it!